Joshua D. Kadish
Direct Fax: 503.273.9135
Areas of Practice:
Trusts and Estates
Business and Corporate Transactions
B.A., Haverford College, 1973
J.D., Stanford Law School, 1979
Admitted to Practice:
Josh practices family law, mediation, estate planning and business law with Wyse Kadish. He has been with the firm since 1983. Josh attended Haverford College and Stanford Law School, and has been a member of the Oregon Bar since 1980. He is an adjunct professor at Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College, and has taught family law, negotiation, and mediation there regularly for over 20 years. Since 2006, Josh has been named as one of Portland’s top mediation attorneys by the Portland Monthly and is consistently named as one of Oregon’s Super Lawyers and in 2011 was named to the Best Lawyers in America list. Josh has been recognized as a 2012 Five Star Professional, and was a finalist for the 2012 Daily Journal of Commerce Leadership in Law Award.
Josh’s approach to family law focuses on selecting the appropriate process which is most likely to receive the best result. For a review of the types of service available to family law clients, please visit the Family Law Practice page of our website.
Josh has practiced estate planning and probate since 1980. He is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Portland, and was recognized as a 2012 Five Star Professional. For a review of the types of services available to trusts and estates clients, please visit the Trusts & Estates Practice page of our website.
Josh represents a wide variety of business clients in his practice. Representative clients include the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, Northwest Power and Conservation Council, and Bushwacker, Inc.
Josh has provided quality mediation services as part of his law practice for the past 27 years. Most of his mediation work is family and divorce oriented, and he has now handled well over 2000 cases. He was the winner of the Oregon Mediation Association’s annual Award for Excellence in 2000 and the 2011 recipient of the Sidney Lezak Award for Excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution.
To find out more about Josh’s approach to mediation, please browse the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) section of his website. For even more detail, you can go to the Family Law Mediation Chapter, which is the standard article in Oregon which describes family mediation for attorneys.
Josh frequently writes for professional publications in his areas of interest. He has written the standard reference articles published by the Oregon State Bar on Family Mediation, Marital Settlement Agreements, and Prenuptial Agreements.
Families, Property, Liberty and the Law: Mediating Probate Cases. Oregon State Bar Estate Planning and Administration Section Newsletter, 2011.
Josh regularly presents at continuing education programs for the Oregon State Bar in his areas of practice, and has been teaching negotiation and mediation classes at Lewis and Clark School of Law for over twenty years.
Oregon State Bar
Multnomah Bar Association
Oregon Mediation Association
Chamber Music Northwest
The Casey Family Program
Young Musicians & Artists
Oregon Mediation Association
Hillsdale Farmer’s Market
American Jewish Committee
Educate Ya, Inc.
Oregon Family Institute
Hillsdale Main Street
–Check out Hillsdale Main Street Newsletter for a recent community spotlight on Josh